Head coach Leslie Frazier wouldn't say who the Vikings' starting quarterback would be following the drafting of first-round QB Christian Ponder naturally, but don't count out Donovan McNabb.
It's a long jump from junior college and Division II, but that's the jump that Stephen Burton is attemping to make.
D'Aundre Reed didn't start regularly in college, but he was the third Arizona defensive end to be drafted this year.
The Vikings appeared to get very good value in Round Six in Ross Homan, who is a smart, productive, experienced prospect from a big school.
Brandon Fusco is a developmental, small-school prospect who stood out at the Senior Bowl and could one day vie for a starting job.
The Vikings nabbed FS Mistral Raymond, a late riser in the draft process, in the sixth round.
Arkansas' DeMarcus Love is a massive, long-armed mauler who will add depth to the Vikings' offensive line and could play either inside or outside.
Remember last season? Round Four was full of calculated gambles. Some of them even paid off. This year is no different, as shown with the Vikings' selection of Iowa DT Christian Ballard.
The Vikings might have made one of their better value picks with Utah CB Brandon Burton, who graded out as a third-rounder on some teams' boards.
The Vikings have taken a risky but talented defensive lineman in Round Four for the second year in a row.
Kyle Rudolph should be a good weapon in time, and if the Vikings try to bring in a veteran, it might alter his fantasy value. But for now, he can't be considered a front-line prospect.
Here's what PFW's Nolan Nawrocki had to say about Notre Dame TE Kyle Rudolph in PFW's 2011 Draft Preview book.
Here's the PFW scouting report on Florida State QB Christian Ponder, who was a surprise pick at No. 12 in the first round.
Right now, Christian Ponder looks like the starting QB for the Vikings. But hold that thought a minute.
The Vikings needed a quarterback. They took a quarterback. So why are Vikings fans so upset?